Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
If you agree that poker is a game of skill then there has to be a correct line in any situation.
If not its a purely a form of gambling and no matter how much you study you will never be able to improve as there is no correct line in a given situation.
From the sounds of what you wrote, you are a gambler and not a poker player.
What if there are several correct lines?
I agree, the bet sizing is far from optimal, if you were trying to extract value with a 6 (the best way to get a J to fold), you would bet smaller, depending on board texture.
There are some players out there who's goal it is to win most pots. I would call these people gamblers.
Then there are those who try to win the most money, perhaps poker players...
I don't disagree with barreling this hand, however I'm going to do it much lighter, to appear I'm trying to extract value with a 6, and by the turn obviously we're drawing dead to slim (can't remember the turn card, but it's irrelevant unless it gave hero straight possibility...)
I don't believe there is generally a 'correct line' for any situation, there are several correct lines, and lines that work in certain situations, otherwise the answer most prevalent wouldn't be "it depends."
But hero took down a decent pot with air, I would have looked him up with TpTk on a paired board...
But it worked for hero against his villain...
But I acknowledge you're addressing his outlook and not his play.
Just caught my attention, and thought I'd contribute my BB.